lives by that most sacred calling, to serve and protect. their immortal legacy lives on in each and every one of you. they're strength lives in your soul. their courage glows in your heart, and their blood flows in your veins, and today every american heart bleeds blue. that's for sure. this morning i want to share with you the american people a few stories about the heros we have gathered to celebrate and remember. with us today is the family of lieutenant aaron allen special of the south port police department in indiana.
his sawife stacey and two sons, t.j. and allen, where are they? where are they? yes. thank you. thank you. lieutenant allen was an air force veteran. after his service he followed his childhood dream to become a police officer. he served in law enforcement for 20 years. no job was too great. no job was too small. he took extra shifts at night, and he was always available. he stopped by to say hello to members of his community. during christmas time, he took children in need shopping for presents. he was always there for anybody who needed him.
savannah and isiah, your dad was a guardian an sell to those in need. now he is keeping watch on you from heaven. very special family and a very special man. thank you very much. also agent martinez known as roger to his friends and family worked on a dangerous part of the southern border. a part you've been reading about so much lately and a part we're doing a lot with. agent martinez took immense prides and joy in serving his
his father was a true hero. to stacy, tj and aaron, all of america sends you our love and our support. allen will live in our hearts for ever. thank you. incredible man. today we are also joined by savannah and isiah hartfield along with their amazing mom. thank you. thank you. we honor their father and husband officer charles hartfield of the las vegas
in 2015 he was given the officer of the year award after saving two lives. last year lieutenant lieutenant walked his son to the bus for his first day of kindergarten. just hours later, lieutenant allen was shot and killed in the line of duty. since then, the whole south port community has come together to support the allen family and i hear that if you go to the police station, you'll find that 6-year-old aaron junior and he's up there and he's given orders and he is respected and loved by everybody there.